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Workshop Presentations

Introduction and overview (Eileen Hofmann, ODU; Michael St. John, Danish Technical Univ.) – 15 minutes to talk, 5 minutes for questions

Opening remarks from agency representatives

  • EU Delegation(James Gavigan)
  • NSF (Roger Wakimoto, Debbie Bronk)
  • NASA(Paula Bontempi, Eric Lindstrom)
  • NOAA(Craig McLean)
  • DOE (Renu Joseph)
  • Canadian funding agencies(Alain Vezina, Doug Wallace, Paul Myers)


Human implications and management strategies in the coupled North Atlantic-Arctic system(Melanie Austen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory; Angel Borja, AZTI-Tecnalia; Jon Hare, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center)

North Atlantic bloom dynamics: Insights from an interdisciplinary, multi-platform process study (Mary Jane Perry, Univ. of Maine; Eric d’Asaro, Univ. of Washington, Craig Lee, Univ. of Washington)

Rapid changes in Arctic biogeochemistry and marine ecosystems (three 15-minute talks)

Large-scale circulation in the North Atlantic-Arctic system: Past and present (three 15-minute talks)

Mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics in the North Atlantic-Arctic system (three 15-minute talks)

Marine ecosystem health and biodiversity (Paul Snelgrove, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland; Michael Fogarty, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center)

Developing our predictive capacity (three 15-minute talks)


Breakout Session 1 Reports: Overarching interdisciplinary science questions  

  • What is the mechanistic link between climate and circulation in the North Atlantic-Arctic system, and what are the physical, biological, and biogeochemical implications of future changes in climate and circulation? (ppt)
  • How will biogeochemistry of shelf and deep waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic respond to climate change and increasing human pressures? (pptreport)
  • How will marine ecosystems and associated biodiversity respond to changes in ocean physics and chemistry? (report)
  • How will marine ecosystem changes impact the health and well being of human populations, and what scientific information is most critical for developing sustainable management practices that will help human populations adapt to changes in the coupled North Atlantic-Arctic system?  (report)

Breakout Session 2 Reports. Relevant international activities and resources

Breakout Session 3 Reports: Research foci in coastal and open ocean settings – Knowledge gaps and future needs

  • Physical circulation and climate (ppt)
  • Biogeochemistry (report)
  • Food web dynamics and community structure (pptreport)
  • Ecosystem health and biodiversity and human implications (pptreport)

Breakout Session 4 Reports: Cross-disciplinary research strategies

Science Plan Outline discussion